Whirlwind tour through London

It’s the end of our fifth day in London and I’m late to bed — tomorrow a taxi comes at 3:30 AM to take us to the airport, bound for Istanbul. We’ve spent the past few days seeing as much of the city as we could manage. I wish I could write more now, but what is it they say about the pictures-words exchange rate?

As always, mouse over the photos for my notes. Click to enlarge.

Saturday the 29th: the South Bank

Lisa next to "Look at this"


Thames view


Southbank wall art


Millennium Bridge


Millennium Bridge


Street artist


The Swan at the Globe


Lisa and Erik




Stage at Shakespeare's Globe


View from Millennium Bridge at night


Sunday the 30th: West-Central* and East London

Street view from bus

Hyde Park

Columbia Road Flower Market

Beigel Bake on Brick Lane

Salt beef on bagel

Tango show

Inside the British Museum

Rosetta Stone

Lisa in front of Assyrian reliefs

Buckingham Palace

Today (Monday the 1st): the V&A (Victoria and Albert) Museum in South Kensington

View from above, inside the V&A Kensington

palette plate

Ceramic study room

Sketch at the V&A garden

Sketch of the V&A garden

So that’s London in a quick-quick trip. I’m off to pack and finish looking things up for our travel tomorrow. See you in Istanbul!!

*For lack of a better understanding of what to call London’s various neighborhoods, I’ve just lumped the Kensington/Hyde Park/Green Park area together as west-central.